Is it worth taking the Cisco certification path after completing engineering from a premier institution? Some say that network administration does not require the logical thinking that programming involves -- so would I be taking the wrong path if I pursued Cisco certification?
Actually, network administration does require some deal of logical thinking. That is not to say that the logic is quite different than programming, however, there is a logical flow of how networks function which ultimately is the base of understanding networking concepts and troubleshooting.
In addition, the Cisco command line interface also takes a logical and somewhat programmer logic in its syntax and configuration objectives that you might actually find appealing.
This was first published in January 2007